For vehicles to be road-legal in the UK, they must comply with legal emissions standards. However, Vauxhall allegedly breached these standards by fitting an illegal emissions defeat device into some of its diesel-engine vehicles. This device tricked the European Regulator’s testing systems into thinking that these vehicles complied with the required emissions standards when they did not.
Because the cars did not meet the promised environmental and performance standards, they were worth less than the drivers paid for them. Drivers may have paid higher fuel bills and maintenance costs, and these vehicles’ performance may also have been negatively affected. The high level of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of these engines could also have contributed to global warming and human respiratory conditions.
More than one million Vauxhall owners in the UK could be affected by this scandal, and Keller Lenkner UK is holding Vauxhall to account for breaking the law and deceiving its customers.
The affected vehicles include Agila, Antara, Astra, Cascada, Combo, Corsa, Crossland, Insignia, Meriva, Mokka, Movano, Vivaro and Zafira.
As the investigation progresses, it is likely that the list of possibly affected models will grow.
Vauxhall has already contacted many car owners to offer an emission software update. However, this ‘fix’ might have negatively impacted the fuel consumption and performance of the affected vehicles. Having the fix carried out does not affect your eligibility to register with us.
Vauxhall diesel owners may be entitled to thousands of pounds each. You may qualify for a claim if you purchased or leased a Vauxhall diesel vehicle between 2008 and 2019.
We are representing individuals and companies affected by the Vauxhall emission scandal in a group action claim. We are providing claimants with access to specialist litigation lawyers – without having to pay any upfront fees.
In similar cases around the world, other car manufacturers have paid billions in settlements to vehicle owners. We believe that people affected by the Vauxhall scandal in the UK deserve compensation too.
If you have purchased or leased a Vauxhall diesel vehicle between 2008 and 2019, you may qualify for a claim. If Vauxhall has contacted you about a recall, emission software update or emission problem, you are eligible to claim. If you are not sure if you have a claim, it is worth completing our short online questionnaire to find out.
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